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You can never be woke enough for the hyper-woke crowd — something Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider is finding out the hard way.
Last month, Snider was the hero of the cultural left after telling an interviewer, rather erroneously, that under “drag bans” Twisted Sister “would not be allowed to perform in Texas.” It doesn’t matter if it was true or not, Snider — whose band’s gimmick was drag cosplay, something that wouldn’t even turn a head at today’s preschools — was briefly hailed as a brave truth-teller.
“So, do I stand with the [LGBT/drag] community? One-hundred percent,” he said during the interview. “I heard the community has reached out about using ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ as their battle cry, and I said, ‘With my blessing, brothers and sisters! Go for it!’ I stand with them.”
San Francisco Pride, the premiere LGBT pride event in the unofficial capital of the LGBT community in the West, was poised to use Twisted Sisters “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as the event’s anthem this year. Snider was also, to hear him to tell it, set to be one of the grand marshals in this year’s parade.
According to KGO-TV, Snider has been dropped from SF Pride after he retweeted KISS singer Paul Stanley on “gender-affirming care.” Stanley’s comments were chalked up as “transphobic” by many in the media.
“There is a BIG difference between teaching acceptance and normalizing and even encouraging participation in a lifestyle that confuses young children into questioning their sexual identification as though some sort of game and then parents in some cases allow it,” Stanley said in an April 30 tweet.
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